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Report calls for new use classes and planning guidance to support waterways development

Report calls for new use classes and planning guidance to support waterways development

The government should develop more flexible planning use classes and introduce new guidance to support "unusual uses" such as floating homes and lidos, a report examining ways to improve London's waterways has recommended.

Football club bids to fund new stand by building 250 homes on unallocated site with no affordable provision

Football club bids to fund new stand by building 250 homes on unallocated site with no affordable provision

Nottingham Forest Football Club has submitted a hybrid planning application to replace one of its four stands and build 250 new market homes on an unallocated site.

High Court allows borough to challenge London mayor's hotel tower consent

High Court allows borough to challenge London mayor's hotel tower consent

A High Court judge has granted the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea permission to bring a judicial review against London mayor Sadiq Khan's decision to grant planning permission for a 30-storey tower on the site of an existing hotel.

Southwark backs 4,000 home scheme with affordable housing ratio that puts applicant at "risk"

Southwark backs 4,000 home scheme with affordable housing ratio that puts applicant at "risk"

Southwark Council has resolved to grant consent for a south-east London mixed-use scheme which could deliver close to 4,000 homes, after planners advised that its promised minimum proportion of 35 per cent affordable housing was pushing the scheme's current viability to the limits.

Manchester uses enforcement powers to close down four unlawful shisha bars

Manchester uses enforcement powers to close down four unlawful shisha bars

Manchester City Council has used planning enforcement powers to stop four businesses illegally operating as shisha bars and to sieze and destroy £10,000 worth of their property.

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